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Fire Department, EMS rescue fisherman from sharks, transport jet skiier from Range Light

The Boca Grande Fire Department responded to two calls recently involving the water, including a man stranded among sharks…

Range Light now officially a work in progress

Work has already begin on the Gasparilla Island Light, a.k.a. Rear Range Light, on Gulf Boulevard. According to Sharon McK…

Zelma’s 90th was celebrated by many

Long-time island resident Zelma Otto reached her 90th birthday recently, and it was celebrated by many at the Rotonda Lake…

Roadwork, bike path widening to begin soon

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Lee County Department of Transportation will b…

BIPS says full speed ahead with Gasparilla Light restoration

On Tuesday, the Barrier Islands Park Society (BIPS) announced that …

Lighthouse Church sends ‘flood buckets’ to Louisiana and Florida

Members of the Lighthouse United Methodist Church of Boca Grande have raised enough money to send fifty “flood buckets,” l…

Funds still sought for veteran to attend Pearl Harbor ceremony

BY SUE ERWIN – The GoFundMe account to help send a veteran to the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2016 has…

Storm in Gulf, predators take toll on turtles

BY SUE ERWIN – Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association volunteers said the storms over this past weekend destroyed a good amou…

Longtime Harry Chapin Food Bank associate director announces her retirement

Joyce Jacobs, associate director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, has announced that she will retire on…

Arthur A. Houghton Jr. – the man whose name is on the room

SUBMITTED BY THE BOCA GRANDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY – At the Boca Grande Community Center there is a meeting room whose plaque…